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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thirteen Reasons I am sad to say goodbye

I excitedly logged onto Thursday 13 this week only to see the following message, "There will be no fowarding address, and no change of hands in the Thursday Thirteen management. As the founder and creator, I get the heartwrenching decision of finalizing and closing the door to this baby of mine that I’ve nurtured for the last 81 weeks of my life." Yup, Thursday Thirteen is shutting down. So, without ado, here is my final Thursday 13.

1. I found interesting blogs I never would have otherwise discovered.

2. Thursday 13 felt like an online community and I found myself eagerly anticipating the list of some of its members.

3. I began to make lists in my head all week of 13 various things, wondering which I would use on Thursday.

4. Sometimes, 13 seems like a long list and sometimes, it was much too short.

5. Hopefully, Thursday 13 helped to find Kaos, a homeless dog, a loving place to call home. Or at least made people aware of her need for one.

6. No matter how wonderful or miserable my Thursday had become, someone else had a list the was happier or sadder. It made me feel normal.

7. People are really funny - even when they don't mean to be.

8. I used the code to start teaching myself a little HTML.

9. I learned about what people like to read on blogs and began altering non-Thursday Thirteen blogs to fit those topics.

10. Thursday Thirteen added a little color to my otherwise two-tone blog. (See, I am not that good at HTML yet...)

11. Because other posts are typed on word and cut and pasted into blogger, but this one is written into the template, I got really good at shielding my computer screen at work from prying eyes.

12. Writing the Thursday Thirteen always reminded me of every other thing I had to do that day.

13. I would get really excited everytime I remembered it was Thursday in time to participate in the Thursday 13!


This is the final Thursday 13, as the owner of the site is shutting it down. So, while I would love to have comments and hear from other 13'ers, there will be no link to them posted on this page this week. Just when I was getting into it too....

9 comments:

Raggedy said...

Thursday Thirteen has come to an end.
I have enjoyed my visits here and consider us friends.
Thank you for sharing your thirteens with me.
The comments you left me filled me with glee.
It is hard to believe it is really true.
I am trying very hard to not be blue.
Happy TT'ing!
*^_^
(=':'=)
(")_ (")Š
Raggedy

tvaddictgurl said...

I agree is was very much a community. I had certain people I would search for on the list every week and seek out their blogs first before just heading down the list of participants for the week. I hope someone does take it over because I love doing TT.

Pen said...

I was sad to see the notice. TT has become so much a part of my week that I also found myself thinking of possible topics all week long. I relate to so much of what you have listed here.

Lady G~ said...

I agree with you list. I'm sadden to see TT come to an end. Even sadder that I didn't find it earlier. :o(

Maybe something similar will come along. I can always hope. :o)

Have a blessed Thursday!

L^2 said...

I agree, I was very sad to see see the news of no more TT. Thanks for sharing your list.
Happy last TT.

amy said...

I always looked forward to thursdays..i was sad when i read it as well. what a nice post!

christine said...

I am a newbie to TT - this final TT marks number 3 for me. But I really looked forward to reading all the different entries. Thanks for sharing your list. And have a great weekend. I'm all about books this week.

Crystal said...

I'm sad too. :( There were several blogs I checked weekly for their TT entries.

*sigh*

Happy (final) TT. *Sniff, sniff*

Joy Renee said...

i feel the same way. i've been listing in my head the ways TT has impacted my life in the last 21 weeks. it served to keep me discipled, it kept me motivated thru some tough times in the past three months, it introduced me to dozens of cool blogs, it motivated me to de-lurk, it never failed that i would find at least one uplifting story or occassion to ROTFLOL--like with your sister stories below. i can't believe it is ending and just when i don't need any more endings in my life, what with our library system slated to close april 6

thanx for visiting my TT 13 ways to support the troops.

i've bookmarked you in the folder with the other TTers which i have visited or have visited me.